Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone For Gaming Officially Launched
Starting at RMB 2,999 (Rs 31,160 approximately)
161.66 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm
2160 x 1080 px
97% DCI-P3 Coverage
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
4 x 2.8 GHz
4 x 1.8 GHz
Android 8 Oreo
2X Lossless Zoom
4K @ 30fps
720P @ 120fps
1080P @ 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has finally launched its first-ever Black Shark Smartphone in China. The Black Shark smartphone is a gaming based phone with a starting price of RMB 2,999 (Rs 31,160 approximately). The smartphone will be available for orders in China starting today (13th April). There is no word on the smartphone’s global availability as of now. Chances are, the smartphone will remain a China-exclusive like many exciting Xiaomi smartphones.
The Black Shark smartphone has top of the line specifications and a very unusual design. First glance at the smartphone and it would barely look like a flagship device launched in 2018. However, what is visible is that the Black Shark smartphone with its rugged look and iconic black and green colour combination. It is worth noting that this colour scheme is very reminiscent of Razer products, a company known for making gaming accessories and the infamous Razor Phone.
There is a button on the left of the smartphone that is called the “Shark Key,” that enables “immersive gaming experience.” Since the smartphone is aimed at hardcore gamers, it is equipped with an image processing chip that comes with intelligent motion compensation technology and dark scene detail processing. All of this will, in theory, enhance the gaming experience. Interestingly, the company has also implemented a liquid cooling system that can reduce the CPU core temperature by up to eight degrees. This means that even after long hours of gaming session, in theory, the Black Shark should not heat up a lot.
The company has also announced an interesting accessory along with the smartphone. It is a Gamepad that connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and is powered by a 340 mAh battery. The company claims that it can deliver up to 30 hours of gaming on a single charge. First 50,000 Black Shark Smartphone buyers will get the accessory for free. It will also be sold independently for 179 Yuan (Rs 1800 approx.).
In today’s day and age, specifications are barely different between two flagship smartphones. However, the Black Shark Smartphone has a lot of gaming specific features which should enhance the overall experience of mobile gaming. How much of these features will hold up in the real world is yet to be seen.